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New Malaysian budget airport opens

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SEPANG — Malaysia on Friday officially opened a new airport built specifically for the fast-growing budget-travel sector, but with the country's aviation industry under deep scrutiny over the loss of missing flight MH370. 

Passengers wait at the departure hall lobby in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur on Friday. (EPA photo)

The much-delayed new facility near the main Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) officially commenced operations at 12.05am (1605 GMT) when a flight by Malaysia-based Malindo Air touched down.

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